The soil on this part of Pantanal (between Corumbá and Miranda) is in many places fine sand – just like a desert or a beach.

I was unable to find a plant with fresh flowers. apparently this species was at the very end of its flowering season. I found it on the very fringes of the thickets surrounding the forested islands, as wells as alongside the many dirt roads of Pousada Xaraés.

Please help me identify it – leave a comment!